As we all know, Food, Shelter and Clothing are the basic necessities of our life! We can live our lives just by having an ample supply of these three things. But there is one more thing that co-relates these three necessities. This is called Love. Love from your parents, your relatives, friends, everywhere. The only condition behind it is it should be unconditional love. A family’s love is the thing that converts a house into a home. House is made of bricks and stuff but it is love that turns it into a familiar environment and comfortable to reside in, thus transforming it to a home.
We all have a dream house that we want to build! A house that comes out from our imagination and we just want to put in all efforts and don’t hesitate investing all our life savings to it. But some people take this thing too seriously and in addition to investing all their family’s life savings to that dream house, also put in all the efforts and energy into that house, and become a little too much spendthrift. Here is a list of such a few mansions or houses that were built by some people dedicating their huge amount of finances, thus making them a part of Top 10 Most Costliest and Luxurious Houses in the World.
10. Fleur de Lys, Los Angeles, California
Approximate Net Worth: $125 million
For a place that took 6 years for completion, this is something. Equipped with 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, an exclusive ballroom, a gym for fitness purposes, a pool house, a racing track and even a tennis court, this mansion is spread over 5 acres of land. The house was comissioned in the year 1996, and took 6 years in completion. After 2 years of completion, that is in 2004, the owners of this house went into some disputes and ended up getting a divorce, the wife getting the custody of the house. The house was sold in 2014 for $102 million, and the net present wrth of the house is estimated to be $125 million.
09. Hala Ranch, Aspen, Colorado
Approximate Net Worth: $135 million
One might wonder how someone can be so rich to build such an estate. This estate was built by a Saudi prince named Prince Bandar Bin Sultan in 1991. Spread over an area of 95 acres having buildings over the area of 1.28 acres, this estate once enjoyed the title of the most expensive house in the United States and currently stands at the third rank of that list! One does get a rustic feeling after entering this huge mansion due to the way it is built. Having 15 bedrooms, all equipped with patios, the house is built with huge timber beams and stone columns. The interior designing is done with mahogany wood. The estimate of the expenses spent on the house can be judged from just the guest house getting sold at $36.5 million.
08. Maison de L’Amitie, Palm Beach, Florida
Approximate Net Worth: $150 million
If you love living near a beach and have a dream of setting up a house as is shown in the sitcom, “Two and a Half Men”, this mansion is surely apt for you, and is in fact much more than just being apt. This would be like hundreds of dreams coming true at once. And if you are fond of cars, then this house is just perfect for you. Situated at the Palm Beach in Florida, this house has near about 50 car garages, and undoubtedly is huge and beautiful as it is a beach house built with care and passion. It is spread over a region of 50,000 square feet and the tourists can’t stay away without getting a glance of this mansion.
07. The Pinncale, Montana
Approximate Net Worth: $155 million
Having a dream house in a region where everything is covered under snow and is still populated would be very common but there are quite a few of them who could fulfill this dream. One such person is Tim Bilxseth. He owns a house in a region where if he wants to ski at any moment of time, all he would have to do is put on his gear and get out of the house. There would be a whole alley waiting for him. Having more than 10 bedrooms, this house need a central heating system, which is provided in the whole house, and even in the driveway.
06. Elena Franchuk’s Victorian Villa, Kensington, London
Approximate Net Worth: $161 million
Elena Franchuk, who is a businesswoman, a social activist and daughter of a former Ukrainian president, Leonid Kuchma, is the proud owner of this villa. This villa fulfills all the dreams by being a five-story building equipped with a personal swimming pool, a panic room and a sauna cum gym. Being in the Southern London region, this villa reaches the heights of property costs.
05. Hearst Mansion, Beverly Hills
Approximate Net Worth: $190 million
Hearst Castle is one of the oldest buildings of this list, but still it spreads its charm by being the number 5 on the list. After all, it is fairly known that “Old is Gold”. Hearst Mansion was built by a media typhoon named William Randolph Hearst. Having a fairly large property size and investment, this house was designed by the architect, Julia Morgan. Hearst Castle or Hearst Mansion has become a California Historic Landmark and is open for visitations by public after the payment of a certain amount of fees. This mansion is equipped with facilities like 29 bedrooms, pool, night club, theater etc.
04. Fairfield Pond, The Hamptons, Sagaponack, New York
Approximate Net Worth: $220 million
This huge mansion is owned by a very renowned American investor, Ira Rennert. In the modern days, the sophistication of a house is measured by the number of bathrooms that house contains. Well, this mansion does outnumber all the other possibilities if this is a criteria with a high number of 39! The house is also equipped with 29 bedrooms, a separate bowling alley, two tennis courts, two squash courts and loads of other such amenities. In fact there is a hot tub worth 150 grands that comes with this house.
03. The Penthouse, One Hyde Park, London
Approximate Net Worth: $225 million
Some regions of this world are just too expensive that if you have a dream to live in one of such streets, you need to invest a whole lot of your savings. One such region is the One Hyde Park residential complex in London. The Penthouse is a 6 bedroom apartment in this region, which is also the most expensive property in Britain. The buyer of this 2 floor apartment is yet a mystery person. This penthouse is equipped with an astonishing panoramic view through the bulletproof glasses all around the apartment.
02. Villa Leopolda, France
Approximate Net Worth: $750 million
That would be said to be a huge jump right from $155 million to $750 million. Once rumored to be the property of the multi-billionaire and the richest person on Earth, Bill Gates, this property was owned by Russian businessman and investor, Roman Abramovich. This villa which is spread on 63 acres of land and comprises of more than 25 bedrooms, basketball court, tennis courts etc. Presently the villa is up for grabs!
01. Antilia, Mumbai
Approximate Net Worth: $1 billion
Indians have achieved the top ranks in each and every field nowadays. Similarly we conclude this list by the present costliest and most luxurious house in the world belonging to the richest Indian, Mukesh Ambani. Any resident of India would be well equipped with the knowledge of property prizes in Mumbai but Mr. Ambani found a solution to it and built a high enough building. A building having the first 6th floors just as parking space. The house comprises of facilities like a number of hanging gardens, ballroom, swimming pools besides the large number of rooms. The size and structure of this house can be estimated by the 500 workers working to maintain the needs of the house!